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New balance shoes

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Hi, I need some advice in picking out a good running shoe. My old gym sneakers are hopelessly beat-up, and I need to run off the pounds I'll be putting on this holiday season. I've heard good things about New Balance sneakers, but I'm not too familiar with their models. I need something that will be comfortable to run around in, but not horribly expensive. Any advice on what I should purchase?
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The correct running shoes for you depends on your running style. A good source of information is the Shoes & Gear section in the Runner's World site. And if you're in the States, I highly recommend visting one of the Speciality Stores, where they will videotape you running on a treadmill and make sure they find the right shoe for your style. There are also lots of shoe reviews and other useful information on their site. I personally use an Asics GT-2080, reasons being: (1) It comes in 4E sizes - I have short stumpy feet (2) Offers motion control because I over-pronate slightly (3) Under $100 You can't go wrong with any of the major brands, including NB. Just make sure you do the research and pick a model based on your running style, frequency, and running terrain rather than brand. And as with leather shoes, don't use them on consecutive days.
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I would echo TimelessRider's advice. If you run with any degree of intensity, the running shoe that fits your stride will make a dramatic difference in the stress on your joints which in turn leads to sore ankles, knees, backs, etc. Most knowledgeable salespeople at stores that specialize in running will be able to determine the appropriate shoe for you by watching you walk. I'm currently running with Nike Air Max Motos because they're motion control shoes, lightweight, relatively inexpensive, and easy to find. dan
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